A complex iPhone scheme may be in operation – a UK inhabitant bought iPhone 15 Pro Max Directly from Apple’s authorized website, but rather received an iPhone replica that closely resembles the original, with an iOS-like interface.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Incident Overview: A UK inhabitant was astonished upon receiving the newest Apple Inc. Purchased iPhone replica after requesting AAPL flagship. The imitation iPhone resembled the iPhone 15 Pro Max in terms of hardware design, and even the software resembled iOS.
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The iPhone purchaser placed the order directly on Apple’s website and continued to receive order tracking details up to actual delivery, which indicated that there was nothing out of the ordinary.
However, upon receiving the package, indicators of irregularities were detected. Firstly, the iPhone had a pre-installed screen protector, and it was not the correct one – it had an oval-shaped notch cutout, whereas the iPhone 15 Pro Max has a dynamic island.
The second sign that the iPhone was counterfeit was the display – upon turning on the phone, the dark area “flickered in such a way that it’s clearly not OLED,” the user mentioned.
The phone also had a chin at the bottom which is absent in the original iPhone 15 Pro Max. Apple is particularly strict about having a uniform bezel, an accomplishment that most of its competitors cannot replicate even after many years.
However, the ultimate revelation was the iOS-like interface.
The user mentioned, “Upon activation, I encountered a very subpar setup process and quickly realized that it was an Android device with a disguise. While this might have convinced my grandfather, I can discern it quite readily.” Toast notifications validated his suspicions.
Significance: Fake iPhones not only result in monetary losses for buyers, but can also be utilized to obtain crucial information such as Apple ID and password, leading to even greater losses.
In this instance, the user received a counterfeit iPhone that matches the exact specifications and color of their order, which could lead most people to believe that they received an original iPhone.
Beyond financial implications, this can lead to theft of user data. It remains unclear whether this was an isolated occurrence or if it is widespread since people can be easily swayed if they do not scrutinize the phone closely.
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